Nigerian-Sierra Leonean Marie Hassan-Dugbe is a US-trained nurse who has just relocated to Africa after decades of professional practice in the US. Marie says she is in Africa to pursue her dream of bringing solace to women who, according to her, are faced with too many challenges. Dugbe was in Nigeria months back where she met the founder of Uplifting Women through Farming, UWTF, Afoma Adigwe.Read More →
A couple of years ago, at a friend’s house in Surulere area of Lagos, a ritual took place every weekend in one of the apartments.Read More →
Bukola Bello-Jaiyesimi studied Cultural Diversity Awareness in Scotland and this broadened her horizon about the world. The Pan-Africanist and multiple award recipient is a die-hard advocate for the inclusion of women in nation building and mentoring of the younger generation. Bukky, as she is fondly called, is the Founder of Women in Nation Building-WINB and Group Executive Director, DW Realtors, an international real estate development company. Enjoy our chat with her!Read More →
The Nigerian government has been advised to diligently implement international instruments intended to advance the well-being of women and children.
This call was made at the 50th anniversary of the International Federation of Women Lawyers, FIDA, organized by the Lagos chapter of the group in Lagos.Read More →
Your feelings are hurt and you want your other half to know it, you stamp mind the house, slamming doors, tossing your head and sighing heavily. But he seems oblivious. You move on to the silent treatment and he still carries on as normal.Read More →
It is quite soothing to know that the era of women struggling for recognition is waning in Africa, especially with the the likes of Nigerian-born Elisha Attai. The founder of African Women in Leadership Organisation, AWLO, Elisha vehemently believes Africa’s hope for advancement can only be achieved when its women are embraced as partners in progress.Read More →
I decided to tie the ordeals of the mother and the child together because these they have so much in common. The mother is the host of the embryo and later the fetus which becomes the child.Read More →
Rape and sexual assault against women in Nigeria have become issues in dare need of global intervention. Although there has been concerted efforts towards protecting the rights of the girl child as well as women in their homes and society at large, there is still much to be done, to put an end to it.Read More →
As part of her corporate social responsibility towards enhancing maternal and child health, Dana Drugs Limited, earlier this week, de-wormed about 5,0000 school children in Kano StatRead More →
It’s another world cup, and this time, it’s in Brazil, the street party capital of the world except now they are pretending not to be in party mode (what with all the demonstrations and all). It can only be expected that there will be big hair, pouty lips and miles of flesh in abundance. Not only are Brazillian women famed to be some of the world’s most beautiful, they are also the women who have had the most plastic surgeries. As the football goes on, a million and one side shows carry on simultaneously, mostly involving dance, cavorting and ‘behind-the-scenes’ action.Read More →
Foremost peace and development advocate, Dr.(Mrs.) Maryam Abdullahi, a delegate at the on-going national conference, is the founder of Women for Peace in Nigeria, WOPIN. In this interview, the 2012 winner of the Kwame Nkrumah Leadership Award speaks on her advocacy work, childhood, early marriage and solutions to insecurity challenges in the country.Read More →
The female breasts, also known as “the twins” or “the girls”, have remained the most conspicuous and attractive feature of the female sexual organ. Perhaps, its strategic positioning and function adds to its importance in the life of a woman.Read More →
CHIBOK GIRLS’ DELAYED RESCUE: Nigerian government prototype of the average Nigerian — Pastor Ruth Essien
I’m going to give answers to that question as a woman, mother and as a pastor. As a woman, first and foremost, we know clearly that these girls are going to be beaten and raped; and most of them are virgins. Definitely, that’s going to affect them because if we want to have better women, we must make sure the girl child is well-trained, emotionally balanced, healthy and educated. So, these people are going to release to us horrible women in future. As a mother, this is not something that any mother should even imagine. My biological daughters are not among them but I must tell you that for weeks, I’ve been very sad. When I close my eyes, it’s like I’m seeing them screaming while being raped. I’m praying to God seriously about it because it is very disturbing.Read More →
A veteran chartered accountant, Ms.Titilayo Ramatu Ojeifo is the President of Soroptimist International of Lagos Mainland, an international organisation comprising professional women who have dedicated their lives to promoting women and girls worldwide. She’s also National Treasurer, Soroptimist International of Nigeria. Until 2013, this amiable gem was General Manager, Industrial Equipment Division, R.T Briscoe Nigeria Plc. In this interview, Titi who’s just turned fifty last month recounts her life experiences and reveals why giving succor to the poor is her second nature.Read More →
In every society, there are people who make things happen in different ways. In the social scene in Nigeria, there are women who turn heads with their dress sense, style and glamorous style.Read More →
News of this deadly virus has hit the airwaves and are not about to go away. the scaremongering machine has been put in motion but should you be afraid? Here’s some background information about Ebola, a virus with a high fatality rate that was first identified in Africa in 1976.Read More →
AS part of measures to further bridge the gap between girls and boys access to Information and Communications Technology (ICT), the Women in Technology in Nigeria (WITIN) on Tuesday in Lagos, hosted the 2014 edition of Tech 4D forum for women with theme women leading through technology.Read More →
lot has been said about stress and it’s effects on your health and beauty. Still it appears there is no escape if you live in a cosmopolitan city such as Lagos. If you’re a working woman, you’re even more prone, with multiple responsibilities at home, work and to extended family. We’ve heard it all fromRead More →
DOMESTIC violence has taken a big hit, in Nigeria, in recent times.
Various non-governmental organizations have accessed funds both locally and internationally with which they are working pro-bono, as well as looking after victims of the scourge and their children.
Lara Faseyitan, MD/CEO of Lardiva Clothing and Events, is a fashion designer and events planner, par excellence. This is easily seen from the ambience she exudes all around her. She is on the board of Fashion Management Agency Ltd along with three others, a place earned by a scorecard of exceptional achievement, in the fashion industry.
In this interview with Sunday Vanguard she talked elaborately about the fashion sense that distinguishes her from all others.
Maryam Abdullahi lived with her family in a shack in Ilupeju, Lagos, where her father worked. Life was uncertain and tough, but the illiterate couple from the northern part of the country was able to manage to send Maryam- the last of four children- to school.Read More →
Bread can be a friend or a foe depending on why you eat it, how you eat it and when you eat it. Love it or hate it bread has been an important staple through all of history and continues to be. It is now a question of understanding the kinds of breads there are and what makes the difference between them.Read More →
Despite their numerical strength in most spheres, women’s battle for hitch-free progression to the pinnacle has incessantly suffered retardation. Even the few who manage to triumph are often upturned by a blot on the landscape.Read More →
With an estimated 17 million people dying from cardiovascular disease each year and salt consumption increasing in spite of warning from scientists over its contributory role, three Nigerian women have risen to salvage the Nigerian populace. These three widely-travelled women are particularly concerned about the excess salt contained in most sausages in the country and have therefore jointly established Timepiece Farmer’s Choice Limited to pursue this cause. A graduate of Howard University, Mrs.Kemi Odunowo, Director of the group, spoke with Feminista.Read More →
If you have not given it a thought then it’s about time you did, because Mothers’ Day is around the corner and it’s not a time for business as usual; but the day to celebrate that great woman who gave you life and nurtured you to be what you are toady. Remember, not all persons who are given birth can lay claim to being called mothers, so celebrate yours. Also, remember those who have lost their own children and those who do not have biological children, but do nurture others.Read More →
Yearly, new cases of autism are increasingly recorded allover the world while parents are torn in two over managing children with autism. Mrs. Heather E. MacKenzie, a Canadian autism expert with almost 30 years of experience, however believes children with autism are the most impressive and interesting. This, she says, is because despite their complex neurological disorder, most children living with autism, like Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton, are exceptionally innovative and intelligent. Heather who holds a Ph.D in Speech Language Pathology and Administration of Medical Educational Institutions was in Nigeria last week where she facilitated a one-week autism training at Patrick Speech & Languages Centre in Lagos. Feminista had a chat with her.Read More →
Everyone knows him as a prophet of God but only a few hear of his generosity towards widows and other less-privileged.Read More →
Tope Oshin Ogun is presently one of Nigeria’s fastest rising female directors in the make-believe industry. Also a producer, actor, dialogue coach and casting director, the lovely mother of four boys was for five years the only female director on M-NET’s multiple award-winning ‘Tinsel’. Tope’s movies have received several nominations and awards from reputed bodies like African Movies Academy Awards (AMAA), TAVA (Television and Audio Visual Awards) and more. The year 2000 graduate of Theatre Arts, TV and Film Production from the Lagos State University currently owns Sunbow Productions Limited and she is happily married to Yinka Ogun, a screenwriter, content provider and developer. Enjoy our chat with her.Read More →
Nigerian- based beautician and oil & gas personnel, Blessing Oshua Ekane had her degree in Business Administration from Auchi Polytechnic and an MBA from Enugu State University of Science and Technology. She is also a wellness coach.Read More →
In line with the International Women’s Day, which holds every March 8, to celebrate women around the world, Vlisco has decided to dedicate the whole of March to motivate and celebrate inspiring womenRead More →
In the euphoria of International Women’s Day 2014, Ms.Patricia Agbakwu-Ajegu, an amazon in the frontline of women development and former president of the Fashion Designers Association of Nigeria, FADAN, avers in this interview that a major encumbrance to the growth of Nigerian women in general is ‘themselves’.Read More →
Nigeria’s adolescent girls hold the key to the well being of their families, neighbourhoods and the nation .If given quality basic education and skills the confidence and opportunity to grow and prosper, their contributions to the society will be multiplied many folds.Read More →